Definitions for Classicˈklæs ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

clas•sicˈklæs ɪk(adj.)

  1. of the first or highest quality, class, or rank:

    a classic piece of work.

  2. serving as a standard, model, or guide:

    a classic method of teaching.

  3. Ref: classical (defs. 1, 2). 1 2

  4. of or adhering to an established set of artistic or scientific standards or methods:

    a classic example of cubism.

  5. basic; fundamental:

    the classic rules of conduct.

  6. of enduring interest, quality, or style:

    a classic design.

  7. of literary or historical renown:

    the classic haunts of famous writers.

  8. traditional or typical:

    a classic comedy routine.

  9. definitive:

    a classic text on biology.

  10. of or pertaining to automobiles distinguished by excellent styling, engineering, and workmanship, esp. those built 1925–1948.

    Category: Automotive

  11. (n.)an author or a literary work of the first rank, esp. one of demonstrably enduring quality.

  12. an author or literary work of ancient Greece or Rome.

  13. classics, the literature and languages of ancient Greece and Rome (often prec. by the).

  14. an artist or artistic production considered a standard.

  15. a work honored as definitive in its field.

  16. something noteworthy of its kind and worth remembering:

    Your reply was a classic.

  17. an article, as of clothing, unchanging in style.

  18. a typical or traditional event, esp. one that is considered to be highly prestigious or the most important of its kind.

  19. Archaic. a classicist.

Origin of classic:

1605–15; (< F classique) < L classicus belonging to a class, esp. the first class

Princeton's WordNet

  1. classic(noun)

    a creation of the highest excellence

  2. classic(adj)

    an artist who has created classic works

  3. authoritative, classical, classic, definitive(adj)

    of recognized authority or excellence

    "the definitive work on Greece"; "classical methods of navigation"

  4. classical, classic(adj)

    of or relating to the most highly developed stage of an earlier civilisation and its culture

    "classic Cinese pottery"

  5. classical, classic, Greco-Roman, Graeco-Roman, Hellenic(adj)

    of or pertaining to or characteristic of the ancient Greek and Roman cultures

    "classical mythology"; "classical

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. classic(adjective)ˈklæs ɪk

    typical or common

    a classic example of a bad translation

  2. classicˈklæs ɪk

    popular and considered to be good quality

    a classic novel

  3. classicˈklæs ɪk

    elegant, stylish

    a classic dinner jacket

  4. classic(noun)ˈklæs ɪk

    a popular and high quality film, book, etc.

    Hitchcock's classics


  1. classic(Noun)

    A perfect and/or early example of a particular style.

  2. classic(Noun)

    An artistic work of lasting worth

  3. classic(Noun)

    A major, long-standing sporting event

  4. classic(Adjective)

    exemplary of a particular style

  5. classic(Adjective)

    exhibiting timeless quality

  6. classic(Adjective)

    traditional; original

    Users who dislike the new visual layout can return to classic mode.

  7. Origin: From classique, from classicus, from classis

Webster Dictionary

  1. Classic(noun)

    alt. of Classical

  2. Classic(noun)

    a work of acknowledged excellence and authority, or its author; -- originally used of Greek and Latin works or authors, but now applied to authors and works of a like character in any language

  3. Classic(noun)

    one learned in the literature of Greece and Rome, or a student of classical literature


  1. Classic Environment

    Classic, or Classic Environment, is a hardware and software abstraction layer in early versions of Mac OS X that allows applications compatible with Mac OS 9 to run on the Mac OS X operating system. The name "Classic" is also sometimes used by software vendors to refer to the application programming interface available to "classic" applications, to differentiate between programming for Mac OS X and the previous version of the Mac OS. Classic is supported on PowerPC-based Macintosh computers running versions of Mac OS X up to v10.4 "Tiger", but is not supported with v10.5 "Leopard", nor on Intel-based Macintosh computers running any version of Mac OS X.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Classic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3700

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Classic' in Nouns Frequency: #2202

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Classic' in Adjectives Frequency: #498

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


standard or best

the classic example.

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